Printable Ruler & Measuring your product labels

Measuring your labels is probably one of the most important parts of ordering your labels. But don't worry, it doesn't need to be difficult!

We have created free printable ruler to help you to create the right size and shape for your label which is a great tool to ensure your labels are the perfect size. Print it on paper so you have the flexibility to wrap it around your products or containers!

Things to consider

the surface

Having a good look at the surface you are applying the labels to. Is it tapered? Is it flat? Don't forget! LSS can print labels in any shape or size, so you can get creative with unique shapes!

how you want your labels to look?

Do you want them to be a full wraparound label? Or a front and back label? Do you want it to take up the full space at the front or do you want the label to be smaller to show off the beautiful jar?


It is also important to keep your label big enough to fit all of the important and required information and design elements. Don't forget to check what info you legally need to have on your label!

Follow the steps below to measure your label


Once your have downloaded our printable ruler, simply print the document at actual size or 100% scale (you can find these in the settings once you hit print).

DO NOT: fit to page, shrink or scale below 100%.


Once printed, cut the printable ruler along the dotted lines.


Measure by placing the ruler on the product where you want the label to go.


Test your measurements by cutting out a version of your label and placing on the product where it will be applied. Repeat this as many times as you need to find the perfect size!

Make sure that your label doesn’t go over areas that are tapered or curved on the container as this may affect adhesion.



If your container tapers or has curves it can be more complicated to work out what size or shape your label should be. To check if your container is tapered, take a ruler or object with a straight-edge and place it along the container’s edge. If you can see any gaps between the straight edge and the container this means it is an uneven surface. Labels work best when applied to a flat and even surface. You want to avoid having labels that need to be applied on curved areas or on the tapered section of containers. Where possible allow a minimum of 2mm to any tapered or curved area on your container. If you are unsure or have any questions please contact us here and we will be more than happy to help!